At the annual Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) meeting in November, Dean Theresa Lee was elected by her peers to serve as president-elect for the board of directors.
The CCAS is the national association of deans of colleges of arts and sciences. The purpose is to provide professional development programming to its member deans and to sustain the arts and sciences as a leading influence in American higher education. CCAS serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among deans of arts and sciences representing the member colleges and as a representative of the liberal arts and sciences at a national policy-making level.
Members of the UT College of Arts and Sciences leadership attend the annual meeting, which took place in Chicago this year. The theme focused on navigating the complexities of the deanship and included presentations on topics relating to academic freedom and free speech, building alliances, fostering diversity, promoting the value of a liberal arts education, and more.
Visit their website to learn more about CCAS.